9 diabetes breakthroughs you need to know

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Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce and respond to insulin. About 29.1 million people have diabetes in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of that number, 8.1 million go undiagnosed.

One of the most popular breakthroughs in diabetes research has been the artificial pancreas, which is a closed-loop insulin delivery system that doubles as a glucose monitor. But there are more breakthroughs going on now, too.

From artificial pancreases to tricking beta cells into regenerating, here are 9 diabetes breakthroughs you should know.

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